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Market Commentary

August 2017 Perspectives – Synchronized swimming

From talking about the U.S. economy’s treading water in last quarter’s Perspectives, we’ve now moved to “synchronized swimming” in our current issue. Synchronized swimming, you ask? We think that’s a fitting metaphor for the global expansion we’re seeing from the…


Market Summary: July 2017

Another strong month for stocks with international leading the way. 2017 has been a strong year so far for all major asset classes. Stocks have been performing especially well since the start of the year and this trend continued in…


Financial Engines Market Update, Q2 2017: Global Improvement

Building on the strong performance of the first quarter, global equity markets continued to show optimism about the future. Higher corporate earnings, improved growth rates and low inflation boosted investor confidence, and the S&P 500 index gained +3.1% in the…


From the Hill

The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule Is Good for Americans and Should Be Kept in Place

The topic of fiduciary protections and providing people with advice that’s in their best interest continues to be hotly debated by the public and across all branches of the federal government. Regardless of mandates coming out of Washington D.C., we…


The Future of Dodd-Frank and the Impact on Consumers

2017 looks to be a year of change. With the incoming political administration, many policymakers hope to reform some key laws established under outgoing President Barack Obama. While much of the early focus has been on the Affordable Care Act,…


Today’s Elections Won’t Decide Your Long-Term Financial Future

Americans everywhere have been using a variety of words to describe this election cycle, but “drama-free” certainly hasn’t been one of them. Between the candidates’ one-upsmanship and non-stop media coverage, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and…